Introduction History of Sashiko - illustrated with examples of original sashiko; Getting Started - equipment, tools, marking out distortions, starting and finishing, threads and needles stitching action, fabrics, sashiko for patchwork and quilting, counted sashiko; The Projects - Framed samplers X 3, Coasters X 12, Greetings cards X 6, Table mats X 2, Sampler cushions X 2, Tote bags X 2, Noren curtain (traditional door hangings), Drawstring bags X 2, Zabuton floor cushions X 2, Table runner; Pattern Library; Running Stitch; Patterns - square, square and spiral, shippo and curves, starfish, waves, hemp leaf, weaves, square grid, diamonds, hexagons, saya brocade, and variations on each; One-Stitch; Patterns rice, coin, persimmon flower, woven, darned, and variations on each; Motifs; Gallery; Acknowledgments; Suppliers; Bibliography; Pattern Index; General Index
Susan Briscoe teaches Shonai sashiko quilting workshops and has produced bag kits using the technique for Euro Japan Links. She writes and designs for patchwork and needlecraft magazines and recently published her first book 21 Terrific Patchwork Bags. Her interest in sashiko began when she was teaching English in Japan. Susan Briscoe lives in Wrexham, North Wales.